You’ve got your kids their new school supplies and clothes – now it’s time to get them back to school! As the new academic year begins, traffic is bound to get a heavier and more stressful, especially around the schools themselves. It’s at times like these that we need to remember to put safety first. Here are three back to school driving safety tips from the auto insurance experts at Gill Insurance and Gill-Holler Insurance:
- Watch for school buses – Always be patient and considerate when a school bus is near you on the road. Never pass a bus from behind or when you see one stopped. By passing a bus, you’re putting children in serious danger.
- Watch for bicyclists – Share the road with any bicyclist you see. A bicyclist has the same rights to the road as you have in your car. Try to leave a minimum of three feet between you and a bicyclist. Also be on the lookout for children on bikes in neighborhoods.
- Watch for pedestrians – Sadly, driver neglect has resulted in the deaths of many children walking to school. When coming to a crosswalk, leave a safe distance between it and your vehicle and don’t block it. Always stop when you see a crossing guard’s signal that pedestrians are about to cross.
In addition to these tips, the best way to keep you and your loved ones safe is by making sure you have auto insurance that can fully protect you in the event of an accident. Call Gill Insurance in Rock Hill, SC and Gill-Holler Insurance in Fort Mill, SC and let us help you drive with confidence. We represent many leading carriers like Auto-Owners Insurance and can help you save on luxury auto insurance and more.